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Airport cops nab car thieves, fraudsters

The Murtala Muhammed Airport Police Command has smashed a car_snatching ring that operates on airport road, Ikeja, Lagos.

The command also arrested two young men who specialise in withdrawing money from people’s accounts, using ATM and cash cards, as well as a suspect who attempted to cash N2.85 million with a forged cheque.

Parading the car-snatching suspect, John Emeka, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Mr Samuel Anele (DSP), said the suspect, who hails from Obowo local government area of Imo State, and his gang members were about to snatch a Volkswagen Golf saloon car when policemen patrolling the road swooped on them
He said an Okada rider who attempted to help the owner of the car, with registration number, XL 998 LSD, was fired at by two other fleeing members of the gang.

Anele also told newsmen that the command arrested at MMA2 two youths who used ATM cards to withdraw money from people’s account through ATM machines installed in the terminal.


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